Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Soup & Cider Party!!

I am so blessed to have such amazing friends!! My sweet friends, Becca & Joanna threw me a precious baby shower last weekend. Here is what the invitation said:

Another boy for the Penuel crew
David & Alli will be parents of two!

Let's celebrate this exceptional group
with warm apple cider and yummy Fall soup!

Please bring a gift card to hang on the tree
for groceries, diapers, or a "date night to be"!

How fun is that?!! We got to enjoy a gorgeous Fall night with family & friends at the Zafar's cute house, and the Penuels got a ton of gift cards both for baby Cole AND his mommy & daddy!!

Baby Cole's banner...

a little gift from the hostesses

can't wait to take this picture!

the "fixin's for the soups"

there was chili, corn chowder, chicken tortilla & butternut squash...YUM!!!

the Parker family...love them so much!!

the "little ones" having a deep conversation outside...does Claire look bored??

Mom & Maddie

the Penuel gals & Chap

more girls :)

Lam family picture attempt!

Chapman enjoying his "pumpkin-shaped" sandwich!

Sad I didn't get pictures of the cider or the YUMMY dessert parfaits! But like I said, the shower was precious with so much thought & detail in every part. We are truly blessed!! Thank you Jo & Becca!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Bubble Gum & Fancy Toes!!

This weekend, my precious friends Amy & Brittney threw me the CUTEST baby shower for our new little addition! Did I mention we have decided on our name...Cole Phillip Penuel! He still has some growing to do before he is ready to come into the world, but we sure had fun celebrating him!

The shower was at Envy Nail Salon, and everyone enjoyed relaxing & getting fun manicures & pedicures while chatting & eating yummy snacks! The theme was "Bubble Gum", so it was SO bright & colorful, and the food was just wonderful!!

I had so much fun opening some new things for our baby boy, and I also enjoyed getting pampered in my massage chair! Here are some pictures...thanks to Brittney & Amy for such a FUN, FUN time!!

each girl got a nail file with a specific date to pray for baby Cole!

Chapman's special gumball machine...

precious hostesses

my sweet friend, Caryn

playgroup mommy friends :)

Marcia & Julie...

Mom, Jen & Maddie

Maddie's first manicure!

opening lots of cute presents!

So much fun!! I am blessed by the sweetest friends & family!! Stay tuned for pictures from another sweet baby shower...

Tuesday, November 03, 2009


We got some pretty weather!!

Remember all of those rainy, dreary days at the beginning of October?? I had all of these brilliant plans to get cute pumpkin pictures, go to the arboretum, etc, and it seemed like it would never get pretty. Luckily, you can still have some indoor fun with your cousin when it's yucky outside...

Well, finally, we got some beautiful days, and I took full advantage. Here are some pictures of my cutie at the pumpkin patch & then at the arboretum with our community group friends.

this is when David & I took Chap to the pumpkin patch by our house...

I love this smile...

at the arboretum with community group AND all of Dallas, it seemed :)

Chap & Bennett



Amy & Luke



and finally, our attempt at a group pic!!